England v South Africa
South Africa in British Isles 1951 (5th Test)
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 16th, 17th, 18th August 1951 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSouth Africa won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland won by 4 wickets
UmpiresF Chester, D Davies
Close of play day 1England (1) 51/2 (May 22*)
Close of play day 2South Africa (2) 68/3 (EAB Rowan 36*, Cheetham 7*)

South Africa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EAB Rowanc Hutton b Brown55 165 -  
+WR Endeanc Brown b Laker31 115 -  
CB van Ryneveldst Brennan b Laker10      
*AD Nourselbw b Brown4      
JE Cheethamlbw b Laker0      
RA McLeanc May b Laker14      
PNF Mansellb Tattersall8      
AMB Rowanc Laker b Bedser41      
GWA Chubbb Bedser10      
MG Melleb Shackleton5      
CN McCarthynot out4      
Extras(11 b, 8 lb, 1 nb)20
Total(all out, 106.3 overs)202
Fall of wickets:
1-66 (Endean), 2-106 (EAB Rowan), 3-106 (van Ryneveld), 4-106 (Cheetham), 5-126 (McLean), 6-131 (Nourse), 7-146 (Mansell), 8-175 (Chubb), 9-186 (Melle), 10-202 (AMB Rowan, 106.3 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shackleton15   5201--
Tattersall14   7261--
Laker37   12644--
Brown20   10312--
Compton1   050--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Huttonlbw b AMB Rowan28      
FA Lowsonc Endean b Melle0      
PBH Mayb Chubb33      
DCS Comptonb McCarthy73 2204-  
W Watsonrun out31      
*FR Brownc van Ryneveld b AMB Rowan1      
JC Lakerb Chubb6      
D Shackletonc van Ryneveld b Melle14      
AV Bedserc Endean b Melle2      
+DV Brennanlbw b Melle0      
R Tattersallnot out0      
Extras(4 lb, 2 nb)6
Total(all out, 87 overs)194
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Lowson), 2-51 (Hutton), 3-79 (May), 4-128 (Watson), 5-134 (Brown), 6-145 (Laker), 7-173 (Shackleton), 8-189 (Bedser), 9-190 (Brennan), 10-194 (Compton, 87 ov)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McCarthy17   0451--
Melle10   694--
AMB Rowan27   9442--
Chubb30   5702--
van Ryneveld3   0200--

South Africa second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EAB Rowanlbw b Laker45      
+WR Endeanlbw b Bedser7      
CB van Ryneveldlbw b Laker5      
*AD Nourseb Laker4      
JE Cheethamc Hutton b Tattersall18      
RA McLeanc Lowson b Laker18      
PNF Manselllbw b Laker0  --  
AMB Rowannot out15      
GWA Chubbc Hutton b Bedser7      
MG Melleb Laker17      
CN McCarthyb Bedser0  --  
Extras(11 b, 7 lb)18
Total(all out, 75.5 overs)154
Fall of wickets:
1-15 (Endean), 2-35 (van Ryneveld), 3-57 (Nourse), 4-84 (EAB Rowan), 5-106 (Cheetham), 6-111 (Mansell), 7-116 (McLean), 8-130 (Chubb), 9-153 (Melle), 10-154 (McCarthy, 75.5 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Shackleton10   2190--
Laker28   8556--
Brown13   5200--
Tattersall5   1101--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Huttonobstructing the field27 50 -  
FA Lowsonc van Ryneveld b AMB Rowan37      
PBH Mayc EAB Rowan b AMB Rowan011--  
DCS Comptonc van Ryneveld b Chubb18      
W Watsonc Endean b Chubb15      
*FR Brownlbw b Chubb40   1  
JC Lakernot out13  2-  
D Shackletonnot out5      
AV Bedserdid not bat      
+DV Brennandid not bat      
R Tattersalldid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(6 wickets, 62.1 overs)164
Fall of wickets:
1-53 (Hutton), 2-53 (May), 3-84 (Compton), 4-90 (Lowson), 5-132 (Watson), 6-151 (Brown)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McCarthy7   0170--
Melle3   080--
AMB Rowan24.12772--
Chubb28   10533--

--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in three.
--> WR Endean made his debut in Test matches
--> WR Endean (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> AMB Rowan (1) passed his previous highest score of 38 in Test matches
--> EAB Rowan made his last appearance in Test matches
--> AD Nourse made his last appearance in Test matches
--> AMB Rowan made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> AMB Rowan made his last appearance in Test matches
--> GWA Chubb made his last appearance in Test matches
--> MG Melle (2) passed his previous highest score of 14 in Test matches
--> CN McCarthy made his last appearance in Test matches
--> DV Brennan made his last appearance in Test matches
--> WR Endean made his debut for South Africa in first-class matches
--> MG Melle made his debut in England in Test matches
--> AMB Rowan reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed L Hutton, his 1st wicket in the England first innings

L Hutton became the first batsman to be dismissed obstructing the field in Tests. After top edging a ball, he played at it a second time to defend it from hitting the stumps, but in the process prevented the wicket-keeper WR Endean from taking a catch.





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